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Category: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The Potential of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

  February 8th, 2014     Brooklyn Nine-Nine     7

When I wrote my top 10 list at the end of 2013, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was only 11 episodes into its first season. Since then, the show has won two Golden Globes, and has had 5 more episodes that demonstrate again and again how confident the show is in what it’s doing. This week’s episode, “The Party,” is the best showcase of how well-established the characters are, and that the chemistry of the ensemble is what really makes the show work well. The episode primarily takes place at Captain Holt’s birthday party, thrown for him by his previously unseen husband, Kevin Cozner (guest star Mark Evan Jackson). The detectives have been prepped by Terry on how to properly act at an “adult party” (cue the orgy jokes), but as expected, none of it sticks and hilarity ensues. Keep reading ›

My Top Ten of 2013

  December 30th, 2013     Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Enlightened, Game of Thrones, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mad Men, Masters of Sex, Orange is the New Black, Rectify, The Good Wife     7

2013 really has been an absolutely incredible year of television. To honour these fantastic shows, I’ve decided to compile a list of my 10 favourite shows of the past year. Some shows have just begun, some have just ended, but all are worthy of recognition. My list is not numbered, and is posted in alphabetical order, because it’s impossible to choose one over another. There were certain shows I had to omit to keep the list down to ten — otherwise this post may have gone on forever — and so many more shows that I haven’t had a chance to experience yet. I look forward to 2014, where I will hopefully have to make an even harder decision than I did this year. Keep reading ›